Mariya joined The Northern Block in 2012. Originally from Belarus, she studied design, art and illustration at Belarusian State Academy of Arts and Teesside University.
In 2014 Mariya was part of the highly regarded Type Design Intensive Program at Reading University. Her work is focused on Latin and Cyrillic type design.
In 2015, Mariya received a Bronze Award (Latin Group) for Merel type family at Hiiibrand International Typography Design competition.
In her spare time, Mariya is an enthusiastic photographer with a passion for modern art.